STARS:  Alison Moed Paolercio, Cliff Morrison, David Denmark

DIRECTOR: Paul Haggis, Dan Krauss

“An uplifting film about profound human decency and generosity of spirit.”
The Hollywood Reporter

Grips the heart exactly where it needs to.

5B - Presented by the Alaska Nurses Association


Runtime: 1:34

Buy Tickets:

Tickets on sale Tuesday, April 14th at 10:30 am online and at the Bear Tooth box office!

The Bear Tooth is proud to partner with the Alaska Nurses Association in celebration of the upcoming National Nurses Week!

At the heart of the HIV/AIDs crisis and wide spread hysteria, a simple number and letter designated a ward on the fifth floor of San Francisco General Hospital, the first in the country designed specifically to deal with AIDS patients. The unit’s nurses’ emphasis on humanity and consideration of holistic well-being was a small miracle in the midst of a devastating crisis and the ensuing panic about risk and infection. The story of 5B is stirringly told through first-person testimony of the nurses who built it, their patients, loved ones, and the hospital staff who volunteered, resulting in a bittersweet and moving monument to a pivotal moment in epidemiology and a celebration of quiet heroes worthy of remembrance and renewed recognition.

General Admission $8

Part of the proceeds will benefit The Alaska Nurses Association